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Old 21 April 2017, 11:56
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Thumbs up Glock .45s

So just last week bought a new Glock 21 Gen 4. First Gen 4 Glock I have owned. Have owned several .45 Glocks in the past, Glock 21, Glock 21 SF and a Glock 30.

Have to say I have been impressed. I have shot now better with this Glock than any other Glock I have owned (including other calibers). Very tight groups. Sad part is went out shooting yesterday with the new Glock 21 Gen 4 and my Les Baer 1911. Not any difference at all in the the groups on the paper. Sigh. And felt like even less recoil with the Glock 21, even though weighs less (Due to the plastic frame flexing/absorbing the recoil or the new dual recoil spring ? )

So now of course contemplating getting another Glock 30. The only Glock I regret selling. And contemplating selling the Les Baers to fund a new Glock and a new Steyr AUG. Just go all Austrian.

The magazine release on the Gen. 4s is much easier to use also. Kind of nice also they Gen 4s come with 4 mags. Got a really good deal on the 21 last week at Rural King when they had their 12% off sale.
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Old 21 April 2017, 12:23
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I love my Gen 4 G21, and after owning, carrying, and shooting each variant of the G30 I found the 30S to be my favorite.
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Old 21 April 2017, 12:28
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Get a 30S and a 41...slimmer slide, G41 weighs less than the G21.
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Old 21 April 2017, 13:10
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I have every 45 caliber pistol Glock makes. I keep the G 30SF on my body armor and use X grip sleeves on G 21 mags, mostly because its too clunky to carry.

I keep my G 21SF on my Brokos belt with a Surefire x300.

I agree with gavin. The 30S is easier to carry. The G 41's are nice to shoot. Get an MOS model and have the ability to toss an RMR on there.

OR if you buy a G 37, you will save enough that you wan't have to sell your LB, although every man does need at least one fine 1911, however.

My EDC is a G 38 or G 36.
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Old 21 April 2017, 13:15
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Someone needs to convince Glock to release a G21S. I'd be on that like a fat kid on cake.
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Old 21 April 2017, 14:02
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Someone needs to convince Glock to release a G21S. I'd be on that like a fat kid on cake.
Yeah, but I think one of the things that makes the 21 nice to shoot, is the thicker slide (thus a bit heavier weight). Maybe for carry the "S" versions would be better, but I can't see them being better shooters. The weight of the 21 does not bother me, as it is more of a home/range/hiking-camping-hunting gun. For concealed daily carry, I still sport the HK p7m8. But, the 30 many years ago was my go to gun - back in the good ole late 90's.

I forgot I also had a 36 about a decade ago - was a gift. Did not care much for it and sold it after a few months, and used the funds to buy a Kimber. Preferred the 30 more so to the 36. That Kimber BTW, was a nice shooter, should have never sold that one either. Funds wise, usually if want a new gun, it results in me having to sell a current gun to fund.

Interesting on the 41, not too long ago had one of our local town's police departments ( a really small department, six officers. ) adopted the Glock 41 as their service sidearm.

http://wlfi.us/2015/01/13/after-15-y...-get-new-guns/
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Old 21 April 2017, 14:16
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If I was willing to carry a pistol with a slide as wide as the G21 and G30, I'd be carrying a G20 or G29.
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Old 21 April 2017, 15:38
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The 21 uses the fat slide because Glock needed another caliber to use it as the 10mm is the only pistol that HAS to have it. I would probably buy a 21S. I have been carrying my G 20SF, I need litepath to make me a new holster for it.
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Old 21 April 2017, 21:00
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I love my G21. I'm a fairly slim guy, and I carried mine in a Litepath pancake holster and it was VERY concealable. I usually run around at work in cargo pants and a lightweight moisture wicking polo shirt and the G21 just disappeared. I love shooting that gun too. I only stopped carrying it daily for the reasons I laid out in the daily carry thread. I've still got it and still think it's a great gun.

Has anyone shot a 10mm barrel or 10 mm barrel/slide combo on their G21 frame? I thought I read on here somewhere that could be bad juju.
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Old 22 April 2017, 10:07
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I've owned several of the Glock 45s at one time or another. They all shot well but the bulk was a little too much for me to carry. Currently I have the 30s and it is the best by far for personal carry for me. Also my Glock 19 holsters will fit it.
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Old 22 April 2017, 10:27
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Has anyone shot a 10mm barrel or 10 mm barrel/slide combo on their G21 frame? I thought I read on here somewhere that could be bad juju.
Certain parts are interchangeable between the G21 and G20. As long as you swap out the appropriate parts (magazine, barrel, recoil spring) you can shoot. I also recommend changing out the extractor, but that is not an absolute requirement. That said, avoid hot 10mm loads in a .45 to 10mm Frankenglock.
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I daily carry a G35 now equipped with a Trijicon RMR and suppressor sights. When the G41 first came out I jumped on it as I love the long slide glocks. Both have grip work done. Stippling and finger swell reductions mainly. The 41 feels only very slightly larger in my hand....not enough to bother me. It shoots very well and if I'm honest, shoots smoother than the 35 due to less sharp recoil. It's worth your time to shoot the 41
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Old 22 April 2017, 15:22
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I missed a chance at .45 that JAFO had up for sale... I was money in hand, but couldn't work out the transfer. Sad face...
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Old 23 April 2017, 17:15
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Glock 45s

My G30SF, is the most accurate pistol that I own.

I put in a KKM barrel & run a 1x1 mix of LeHigh Defense extreme defense & Barnes 185gr HPs .45 ACP reloads.

Been dipping into some .45 Super reloads also. But, generally just run those in my G21 w/the KKM comp.

Great pistolas.

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Old 23 April 2017, 18:09
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Why the non-stock barrel?
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Why the non-stock barrel?
More chamber support in KKM barrels.
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Old 23 April 2017, 20:56
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More chamber support in KKM barrels.
That's it.

I run some pretty stiff loads, in .45 ACP..+P+, if you will

The Glock barrel will do fine; but, w/my loads, you'll get a distinct blister.

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I missed a chance at .45 that JAFO had up for sale... I was money in hand, but couldn't work out the transfer. Sad face...
Wow! That was years ago. Chimo ended up as the proud recipient of that one.

I have a G21 Gen 3, with the 16L threaded barrel. Too big for concealed carry, so she has become my nightstand go-to piece. I have a Viridian laser/light combo attached.
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Old 24 April 2017, 22:55
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Pinche Chimo...

I hope he hasn't made it another chew toy... :D
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Pulled the trigger on a G21SF today with night sights should be here by Tuesday
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